When her mom died an early death from cancer, Newtown Square jewelry-maker Moira Anne Rubino’s shifted her focus from the corporate world of human resources to creating unique jewelry, writes Melissa Jacobs for Main Line Today.
“Mortality motivation” is how Rubino describes the impact of her mother’s premature death. “What was I doing with my life?” she asked herself. “Was this what I wanted for myself?”
Rubino took a jewelry making class to make pieces for herself. But her jewelry got noticed and by 2014, Rubino was selling her pieces in boutiques.
Today, her jewelry line is sold at boutiques across the East Coast.
The beaded bracelets and necklaces have been worn by cast members of Bravo’s Real Housewives, NBC10’s Tracy Davidson and Fox 29’s Karen Hepp.
And her “game changer” bracelets have been spotted on Villanova University head basketball coach Jay Wright and Philadelphia Eagles players Corey Clement and Rodney McLeod.
Rubino, who was diagnosed and treated for Stage II melanoma, also gives back to cancer groups and other charities, through donations of profits or by creating special pieces.
Now she’s into painting. This month, Blue Octagon in Wayne will sell her work.
Read more about Moira Anne Rubino here.